San Antonio’s New City Manager

On Jan. 31, the San Antonio City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Deputy City Manager Erik Walsh as the new city manager for San Antonio replacing retiring incumbent Sheryl Sculley. Walsh will take over on March 1, the day after Sculley’s 13-year tenure ends. Walsh was announced as the top candidate the evening of […]

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Going on a 50’s Date in San Antonio

Although people typically see a lot of the dating etiquette from the 1950s as “ridiculous”  and outdated, many of the customs used then can be adapted easily into 21st century dating. We may now scoff at the idea of only the man asking the woman out or getting parental approval for a first date (especially […]

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The Darsch Report: Feb. 4 – 10

Bexar County Child Sex Crime On Thursday, Feb. 7, a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office records employee was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child. Jose Angel Laines, 44, is currently assigned to the Sheriff’s Office records section and has been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since 2004. “The disturbing allegations against this 14-year employee […]

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What Are We Doing? The Mission of The Tower

By now, we’re about a month into this new phase in the publication’s life. We changed our name (for good this time), launched a new website, reorganized our editorial team, and added many more writers. In the past month, we’ve published more articles of higher quality than ever before, and we’re only picking up the […]

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Inaugural Alamo March for Life Draws Crowd

Trinity students participate in the Alamo March for Life. Image courtesy Tigers for Life. On Sunday, Jan. 20, a few days before the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the San Antonio Family Association (SAFA) hosted the 43rd San Antonio Rally for Life and the first Alamo March for Life at Alamo Plaza to protest Roe […]

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MLK March Fills Downtown San Antonio

Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most influential African-Americans in modern US history.  Each January, the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of San Antonio organize a march to commemorate his life and to honor his achievements.  This is one of the biggest MLK marches in the country. Approximately 300,000 people and communities participate […]

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The Darsch Report: Jan. 14 – 20

San Antonio Housing Projects On Wednesday, Jan 16th, San Antonio officials declared that the first applications for the city’s revamped Center City Housing Incentive Policy (CCHIP) are being received and reviewed. Four new housing developments, encompassing 515 units, will set aside 238 of the units for families making less than 60 percent of the area’s […]

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The Darsch Report: Jan. 7 – 13

Tarrant County GOP In Tarrant County on Jan. 10th, county GOP officials overwhelmingly voted against a motion to oust Vice-Chairman Shahid Shafi because he is a Muslim. Precinct chairs voted 139-49 in favor of the trauma surgeon and Southlake City Council member. After the vote, Shafi told members of the press, “As an immigrant to this […]

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The Darsch Report: Dec. 31 – Jan. 6

Editor’s Note: The Darsch Report is a weekly news summary from Nathan Darsch, news editor. It will now begin to focus more on Texas-related news, but will still update on the economy and foreign headlines when appropriate.  Hello and welcome to the first installment of the weekly Darsch Report for The Tower, this article will be providing some of the news for the week of Dec. 31st – Jan. 6th. The US Economy It was a standard week for US stocks this week with multiple gains in the […]

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